Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat, part deaux

The I-45 Rivalry continues with the Houston Rockets’ win over the Dallas Mavericks last night, 112-102. Another three feet of confetti in the SportsRadio610 Studios across the hall this morning…Houston Texans have a chance to even their record for the season to 4-4 with Sunday’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings.

Have you noticed that sports figures are among the most popular Halloween Costumes this year? Watch for kids dressed up like ball players, hockey players…I haven’t seen too many kids dressed up like pro golfers…but I am glad they wear the players’ jerseys with their names and numbers on the back, because sometimes it’s really hard to tell just who they’re trying to dress up as.

Do you know THE most popular sports figure Halloween costume ever?
Tonya Harding.
Ice skates, frilly skirted monotard, and a hammer.

Let’s set a couple of things straight this morning, ahead of tonight’s festitivities—a truly American custom—in which perfect strangers walk up to someone else’s house and take candy for free. Not to be confused with some neighborhoods on other nights of the year, in which perfect strangers walk up to someone else’s house and take whatever they want.

Little kids do their thing until dark.
Bigger kids—emphasis on kids—come around after dusk; it’s somewhat gauch to be hitting the doorbell after 9pm. Besides, it’s rude to interrupt “Numb3rs,” which comes on at nine.
If my doorbell rings after nine, you’re going to have to deal with my attack Yorkie.

Another rule of thumb I hope the little gremlins in our neighborhood observe: If the porch light is off, the snack bar is closed. That frozen 99-cent leftover candy from last year only goes so far, and like the automobile dealers’ special deal-of-the-week, when it’s gone, it’s gone.

One other thing—this is especially applicable to the older kids—no costume, no candy.
No tickee, no laundry.
And don’t trot out that tired line that you’re going around on behalf of your little brother who broke both legs in a skateboarding accident on Tuesday.
Not gonna fly.

By the way—our studio guests this morning are looking pretty sharp in their Halloween garb, especially Michael Landry’s Super Hero Costume. And Mark Jeffrey is particularly dashing this morning in his Mile-High Captain’s out fit.

Uh, Mark—that’s meant for women.

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